The blended whisky category has been in existence since the mid-19th century and remains the foundation of the industry. Blended Scotch is simply a mix of malt and grain whiskies. Some blends use only a limited number of malts,(The Famous Grouse uses only a dozen or so); others, many more - around 40 malts go into Johnnie Walker Black Label and ... Read More »
An old 1950s bottle of Buchanan Deluxe blended Scotch, secured with a springcap closure. Springcapped bottles are highly-regarded by collectors as they are believed to offer the best chance of the whisky being well-preserved after decades in the bottle.
Please note this bottle is unlabelled as shown in the photograph.
A 1960s bottle of the Grant's Standfast blend. But wait - where's the iconic triangular bottle?! A small label on the back explains: "...because of the national bottle shortage and also because of the outstanding demand for Grant's Scotch Whisky this year".
An old bottling of J&B Royal Ages 15 year old. Justerini & Brooks have a long history, going back to 1749, when they started as wine merchants and created their first whisky well over a hundred years ago.
The blend from Royal Lochnagar, named for distillery founder John Begg. This blend is sadly departed now, with its brand name tucked away in a folder at Diageo, but this 1970s bottling looks great and still features their tagline - 'Take a peg!'
A bottling of Heather Dew dating back to the 1970s. While Coleburn, Longmorn and Glenlivet are mentioned on the label, we can't be sure how much of those distilleries' product is actually inside the bottle.